Maximizing the potential of renewable energy sources in the Czech Republic.
Through a series of activities, the project wants to set a new tone on the renewable energy sources (RES) topic among the general public and local decision-makers in the Czech Republic. By emphasizing the potential of low carbon solutions and the limited use of fossil fuels, it wants to motivate Czech decision-makers to adopt higher shares of RES and, ultimately, to replace fossil fuels.
Solar system on roof; photo: pixabay.com/Ulleo
The project combines activities both on the political and public level. First, it targets the Czech government and politicians and promotes RES and modern energy solutions through studies and analysis. Second, it provides municipalities with good practices from community energy projects from different countries. Third, it presents inspirational examples of modern energy solutions for businesses and households to raise general awareness. By providing information about RES possibilities and their potential to the media, it wants to influence the general public.
Wind turbines on field; photo: pixabay.com
A further goal is to build a platform for actors from Visegrad countries and Germany to deepen the exchange of information and best practice as well as to support cooperation in relevant fields.
The Czech Republic heavily relies on fossil fuels. Until now the government has not set a date to phase out coal. The central debate continues to revolve around the development of new nuclear capacity while RES are viewed critically. The country has already surpassed its renewable energy target for 2020; new targets remain weak and do not reflect recent technological and economic developments.
The project aims to improve national climate policies and set the conditions for more ambitious goals.
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The European Climate Initiative (EUKI):
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.